Monday, March 15, 2010

National Patriotic Apple Show 1918 Poster

Poster for National Patriotic Apple Show held in Auckland, May 1918.

You needed more than a case of apples to maintain your health on the battlefields of the Somme, Ypres, Verdun and the like. You were too worried about a fatal case of lead poisoning to give a fig (mixed metaphor) about an apple a day keeping the doctor away. Besides, a fresh apple was likely nowhere to be found.


Jayne said...

Dried up fruit were handy weapons to toss when hand grenades ran out.

kuaka said...

Canned fruit was even better, left more of a dent in other side's helmets. Empty cans re-stuffed with explosives, even better.